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and attention. The new edition, he hopes will be found much iniproved The additions, which are very considerable, are, chiefly, such as are calculated to expand the learner's views of the subject; to obviate objections; and to render the study of grammar both easy and interesting. This edition contains also a new and enlarged system of parsing; copious lists of nouns arranged according to their gender and number; and many notes and observations, which serve to extend, or to explain, particular rules and positions.*

The writer is sensible that, after all his endeavours to elucidate the principles of the work, there are few of the divisions, arrangements, definitions, or rules, against which critical ingenuity cannot devise plausible objections. The subject is attended with so much intricacy, and admits of views so various, that it was not possible to render every part of it unexceptionable; or to accomodate the work in all respects, to the opinions and prepossessions of every grammarian and teacher. If the author has adopted that system which, on the whole, is best suited to the nature of the subject, and conformable to the sentiments of the most judicious grammarians; if his reasonings and illustrations, respecting particular points, are sounded on just principles, and the peculiarities of the English language; he has, perhaps, done all that could reasonably be expected in a work of this nature ; and he may warrantably indulge a hope, that the book will be still more extensively approved and circulated.

* The author conceives that the occasional strictures, dispersed through the book, and intended to illustrate and support a number of important grammatical points, will not, to young persons of ingenuity, appear to be dry and useless discussions. He is persuaded, that, by such persons, they will be read with attention And he presumes that these strictures will gratify their curiosity, stimulate application, and give solidity and permanence to their grammatical knowledge.

HOLDGATE, NEAR YORK, 1804,

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CHAP. 1.
Of letters.

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SECT. 1. Of the nature of the letters, and
of a perfect alphabet. :

13
2. General observations the
sounds of the letters.

21
3. The nature of articulation ex-
plained.

32
CHAP. 2. Of syllables, and the rules for ar-
ranging them.

35
CHAP. 3. Of words in general, and the rules for
spelling them.

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CHAP. 1. A general view of the parts of

speech.
CH AP. 2. Of the articles.
CHAP. 3. Of substantives.
SECT. 1. Of substantives in general.

2. Of gender. :
3. Of number.
4.

Of case.
CHAP, 4. Of adjectives.
SECT. 1. Of the nature of adjectives, and

the degrees of comparison.
2. Remarks on the subject of com-

parison.
CHAP. 5. Of pronouns.
SECT. 1.

Of the personal pronouns.
2.

Of relative pronouns.
3. Of the adjective pronouns.

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CHAP. 6. Of verbs.

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SECT. ).

Of the nature of verbs in general. 70
2. Of number and person.

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3. Of moods and participles.

74
4. Remarks on the potential mood. 78
5. Of the tenses.

80
6. The conjugation of the auxiliary

verbs to have and to be.
7. The auxiliary verbs conjugated in

their simple form; with ob-
servations on their peculiar na-
ture and force.

95
8. The conjugation of regular verbs.
9. Observations on passive verbs. ins
10. Of irregular verbs.

111
ul. Of defective verbs, and of the

different ways in which verbs
are conjugated.

117,
7. Of adverbs. :

119
8. Of prepositions.

123
9. Of conjunctions.

126
CHAP. 10. Of interjections.

129
CHAP. 11. Of derivation.
SECT. 1. Ofthe various ways in which words

are derived from one another. 130
2. A sketch of the steps, by which

the English language has risen
toits present state of refinement. 134

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Of the syntax of the article.
Of the syntax of the noun.

Of several nouns joined by copulatives.
O nouns connected by disjunctives.

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Of nouns of multitude.

147
Of one noun governing another in the pos-
sessive case.

169
Of the syntax of the pronoun.
Of pronouns agreeing with theirantecedents.

148
Of the relative being nominative to the verb. 153
Of the relative preceded by nominatives of
different persons.

155
Of the syntax of the adjective.

156
Of the syntax of the verb.
Of the verb's agreement with the nominative

139
Ofverb's active requiring the objective case. 175
Of one verb governing another in the infini-
tive mood.

178
Of verbs related in point of time.

179
Of the syntax of the participle

183
Of the rules respecting adverbs.
Of the position of adverbs.

186
Of two negatives.

189
Of the syntax of prepositions.

189
Of the syntax of conjunctions.

Of conjunctions connecting the same moods,
tenses, and cases.

194
Of conjunctions requiring the subjunctive
mood, &c.

195
Of the syntax of interjections.

153
Of comparisons by the conjunction than or as. : 205
Directions respecting the ellipsis. ::::: 207
General rule of syntax.

211
Directions for parsing.

215
PART IV. -PROSODY.
CHAP. 1. Of pronunciation.

224

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CHAP. 1. Of the comma.
CHAP. 2. Of the semicolon.
CHAP. 3. Of the colon.
CHAP. 4. Of the period.
CHAP. 5. Of the dash, notes of interrogation,

exclamation, &c.

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APPENDIX.

RULES AND OBSERVATIONS FOR PROMOTING PERSPI-

CUITY AND ACCURACY IN WRITING.

PART I.
Of perspicuity and accuracy of expression, with re-

spect to single words and phrases.
Chap. 1. Of purity.
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274
CHAP. 2. Of propriety.

275
CHAP. 3.
Of precision. :

282

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Of perspicuity and accuracy of expression, with respect

to the construction of sentences.
CHAP. 1.
Of the clearness of a sentence.

287
CHAP. 2.
Of the unity of a sentence.

293
CHAP 3. Of the strength of a sentence.

297
CHAP. 4. Of figures of speech. :

315
ADDRESS TO YOUNG STUDENTS,

335

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